In August 2012, Mr. Mendelsohn was named as one of the 50 “New Leaders of the Bar.”  According to the New Jersey Law Journal,

“Mendelsohn is known at his firm as  driven, aggressive and mindful that being a successful lawyer means more than just being a competent attorney…Mendelsohn has originated numerous cases including class actions and is fast becoming one of the most prominent automotive class-action attorneys in New Jersey. He has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for more than five million class members. Mendelsohn’s competency has been acknowledged by several federal judges and he has been appointed Lead Class Counsel in multiple high-profile consumer class actions in courts throughout the country.”

Mr. Mendelsohn continues to pursue some of the largest corporations in the world and hold them accountable for the economic and physical injuries their products cause.  If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a dog attack contact a New Jersey Dog Bite Law Firm today.

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On October 11, 2011, a female Hoboken resident and her dog were attacked by two pit bulls.  Apparently, the woman was walking her dog down Willow Avenue in the early evening between 11th and 12th streets when an unidentified man lost control of his pet Pit Bull.

The gray Pit Bull then charged the victim and her smaller dog.  The Pit Bull attacked the dog causing injuries to its leg.  When the man tried to get his dog under control and out it in his house at 262 11th St., another brown Pit Bull escaped from the resident, causing both Pit Bulls to get loose.  In order to protect her pet dog the victim held her dog over her head while the Pit Bulls attempted to reach the little dog.  As a result, the hoboken women suffered abrasions to torso and arms.  Although injured, her dog was taken to a vet for medical care and is expected to recover.

Hoboken Police are still investigating the incident, but to date have not been able to find the man identified only as “Justin,” and other residents in the building have not been able to identify anyone that fits the Pit Bull owners’ description.

If you or someone you know was attacked by an Pitt Bull you need to take care of your physical health immediately and then consult an attorney as soon as possible. New Jersey laws can limit the amount of time you have to take action, so you need to act quickly. There may be no such thing as a bad dog, but even the best dogs can cause excruciating and traumatic injuries. Contact a New Jersey Pit Bull Attack Lawyer today for a FREE consultation.

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On September 4, 2011, a pit bull escaped from its home and ran onto a local dog beach in Brigantine, New Jersey, where it attacked and killed a Chihuahua, according to a report by the Press of Atlantic City.

The fatal pit bull attack took place on a stretch of beach at 14th Street North where the city of Brigantine allows dogs on leashes.  The Chihuahua was on a leash and was being walked by a young woman from Philadelphia who was vacationing in Brigantine.  Unfortunately, she was unable to stop the pit bull’s attack until her dog was already badly injured.  The injured Chihuahua was taken to the Red Bank Animal Hospital, where it had to be euthanized as a result of its injuries.

Hopefully, the New Jersey Supreme Court will hold that people, like this Chihuahua owner can recover for damages as a result of witnessing their pet being attacked and killed by another dog.

If you or someone you know was attacked by an vicious dog or animal you need to take care of your physical health immediately and then consult New Jersey Dog Bite Attack Lawyer as soon as possible. New Jersey laws can limit the amount of time you have to take action, so you need to act quickly. There may be no such thing as a bad dog, but even the best dogs can cause excruciating and traumatic injuries.

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The Supreme Court of New Jersey has agreed to hear a case that will determine whether a dog owner can sue for emotional distress after witnessing an attack by another dog that killed the owner’s pet.  The current law considers pets property for which only economic damages can be sought (i.e. veterinary costs, etc), but does not allow owners to sue for the pain and suffering involved when a pet is lost under such tragic circumstances.

Evidently, the case stems from the 2007 attack Morris Plains where a Poodle-Maltese mix was attacked and killed by a larger dog. Joyce McDougall watched her dog, “Angel,” mauled to death.  McDougall was awarded $5,000 for replacement of the dog. However, the judge held that as amatter of law she was not entitled to damages for emotional distress.  The ruling was appealed and the New Jersey Appellate Division agreed that McDougall was not entitled to pain and suffering damages.

McDougal then appealed to the State’s highest court, which has agreed to hear the case.  However, it seems unlikely that the Court will reverse the lower courts.  Although I completely agree that any pet owner that watched their dog get mauled to death by another dog should be able to pursue that dog’s owner for more than mere “economic” damages, it is the province of the legislature to enact such a law.   Anyone who is interested in seeing such a law be enacted should contact their local politicians and demand the law be changed.

If you or someone you know was attacked by an vicious dog or animal you need to take care of your physical health immediately and then consult New Jersey Dog Bite Attack Lawyer as soon as possible. New Jersey laws can limit the amount of time you have to take action, so you need to act quickly. There may be no such thing as a bad dog, but even the best dogs can cause excruciating and traumatic injuries.

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Three good Samaritans will be honored on August 15, 2011 after saving a woman, her baby and her black Labrador from a Pit Bull that escaped from a neighbor’s house.  In July 2011, Meghan McLaughlin was walking with her baby and her dog, when a Pit Bull broke through its owner’s glass storm door and attacked McLaughlin’s pet.

Hearing their neighbor’s call for help, off-duty Palmyra officer Joseph W. Osinski, Paul Kelly Jr. and John Banscher came to McLaughlin’s aid.  Banscher separated the two dogs by wedging a broom handle in between the Pit Bull’s mouth and the lab’s neck, while the other two neighbors restrained the Pit Bull.

Like most dog owners, the Pit Bull owner claimed her dog had never done that before and would never hurt anyone.  However, if it wasn’t for the quick action of McLaughlin’s neighbors, her dog was saved and the situtation did not escalate into an atack on her her or her baby.

If you or someone you know was attacked by an Pitt Bull you need to take care of your physical health immediately and then consult an attorney as soon as possible. New Jersey laws can limit the amount of time you have to take action, so you need to act quickly. There may be no such thing as a bad dog, but even the best dogs can cause excruciating and traumatic injuries.

Contact a New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer today for a free consultation.

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